The Posture Improving Exercise Ball Chair

by ally - on December 12th, 2008

This is one of those products that I really find to be complete bull.  It’s supposed to be an exercise ball chair.  If you’ve ever had to use an exercise ball, you probably know why I think it’s bull.  Well that is, if you’ve ever been told what exercises to do on an exercise ball.  Basically the reason an exercise ball is beneficial is that you have to use your core muscles to balance on the ball.  Therefore your posture gets a plus and all around you just get tighter abs.  Now this ball advertises the same thing.  However, I find it hard to believe that when the chair is on legs.

Since the chair has legs there is no effort to balance, yes you’ll have better posture, but only if you regulate it yourself.  The chair has nothing really that will help with that.  It could have made a cool chair to sit at your desk, just every now and then.  Yet since it’s highly doubtful that this will be effective, you might just want to buy a regular exercise ball to sit at your desk.  Which oddly I have seen done before, but you’d definitely have to be determined to do it.  You can pick up the exercise ball chair for $249.95.

Source: Gizmodiva

2 thoughts on “The Posture Improving Exercise Ball Chair”

  1. says:

    When choosing the right ball chair for your needs, first you must consider the size of the chair should keep your feet on the floor while you sit, with your arms resting comfortably on the desk. When you sit on the ball chair, you should keep your legs forming a 90 degree angle at the knees. Second you must consider your weight is a very important factor when choosing a ball chair. If your weight compresses the chair and flattens it, you need to get a bigger ball chair. If you happen to be very light in weight, you can under-inflate the ball chair.

  2. sam says:

    Usually used for kids who need extra sensory input to focus with a learning disability.

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